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[audio]Thematic Discourses about Nuns - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Ten short but profound discourses from the Thematic Discourses (Saṁyuttanikāya) in the Pāḷi Canon in which Māra tries to tempt or distract various Arahat nuns but only gets fine rebukes from the nuns for his trouble. Some of the most memorable teaching in verse is found in this collection. The text with the audio embedded on the page, can be found on this page. The recital here is in English, for the same discourses in Pāḷi go to this page.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Mara, Discourses, Dhamma, Dharma, Sutta, Sutra
Downloads: 480 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(2 reviews)
[audio]The Great Emancipation - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 1,630 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: What is Meditation? - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Bhante Anandajoti discusses the nature of meditation in Buddhism and how it can be practiced by everybody to help them in their everyday lives as lay people having families and a career to pursue.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 1,399 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars(1 review)
[audio]Ven. Bodhicitta: Giving up a Career to become a Bhikkhuni - Ven. Bodhicitta
A talk given in Taiping, Malaysia as part of a Dhamma Duta tour organised by the Support Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore. In the talk Ven. Bodhicitta discusses her motivation for giving up a successful career in Bio-Medicine to become a Theravada Bhikkhuni.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Nuns, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 80
[audio]Vesak 2009: Chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta
Chanting of the Dhammacakkappavattanasutta at Vesak (Saturday, May 9th, 2009) by Bhantes Dhammavamsa, Anandajoti and Saranadhamma.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Chanting; Protection; Pirit
Downloads: 151
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Two Talks in South Africa
Godwin gave these two talks in South Africa probably during the 1990s. They concern topics close to Godwin's heart: how to handle emotions and the development of loving-kindness.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Loving-Kindness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 27
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Talks in Germany
Talks given by Godwin in Buddhistische Gesellschaft Hamburg, Germany, August 7-12, 1991. In the 1st and 5th talk I have retained the German translation, but the others are English only. Godwin deals with a number of his favourite topics in these talks.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 69
[audio]The Discourse giving the Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination from the Beginning - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A text giving an Explanation and Analysis of Conditional Origination that has been preserved in the Sanskrit Canon. It is similar to ones in the Pali Canon but with some interesting variations. I also translated this particular text into Pāli, if you would like to see the Sanskritised Prakrit, Pāli and English version, which also has more elaberate notes, see THIS PAGE.
Keywords: Conditional Origination; Dhamma; Dharma; Buddha; Sanskrit
Downloads: 343
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Talk in England, Meditation as a Source of Joy
Godwin talks about how to find joy through meditation. The talk was given at the Buddhist Society, London in 1991, and is published with their kind permission. They retain the copyright.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Joy
Downloads: 78
[audio]The Matrix from the Abstract Teaching - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The matrix from the Abhidhamma or abstract teaching is a table or grid against which other doctrines are classified in the other Abhidhamma books, it is therefore used as a reference point for the other doctrines that are examined. The matrix is divided into three parts, the triplets matrix, the pairs matrix and the pairs matrix from the discourses.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Abhidhamma; Abhidharma
Downloads: 479
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Stress and the Four Noble Truths
How the Four Noble Truths can help us deal with stress. The talk was given in Singapore at an unknown date in the early 90s.
Keywords: Meditation; Dhamma; Dharma; Mindfulness
Downloads: 84
[audio]Bhante Aggacitta: Talk at the Kathina
Bhante Aggacitta gives the keynote speech at the 2008 Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple Kathina celebrations. Bhante explains the origin of the festival and how it should be celebrated in accordance with the Buddh'as teaching.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Vinaya; Buddhist Festivals
Downloads: 68
[audio]Buddhāpadāna: The Tradition of the Previous Excellent Deeds of the Buddhas - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the translation of a section of the Buddhāpadāna by Mr. Dwijendralal Barua, M.A. The text can be found here, along with a very interesting essay by the same author.
Keywords: Buddha, Biography, Legends, Traditions
Downloads: 199
[audio]Satipaṭṭhānavibhanga Chanted in Pāli - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A recital in Pāli of one section of the Abhidhamma Vibhanga text concerned with an analysis of Satipaṭṭhāna (Mindfulness). A reading of the English translation can be found here.
Keywords: Abhidhamma, Abhidharma, Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Mindfulness, meditation
Downloads: 325
[audio]The Discourse giving the Analysis of Offerings - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A Discourse from the Middle Length collection of the Pali Canon in which the types of gifts and their benefits are analysed.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 268
[audio]The Discourse about the Belief Systems - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha contrasts the 3 belief systems (determinism, God, and chance) with his own teaching of conditional origination.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 385
[audio]The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
An important discourse on meditation from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya, 118) of the Pali Canon giving instruction on Mindfulness while Breathing. The full text of this discourse can be found here: The Discourse about Mindfulness while Breathing.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 1,108
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti on the Four Assemblies
This is a Dhamma Talk given at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society on September 18th to celebrate the First Annual International Bhikkhuni Day, which was held the day before. The talk discusses the original intentions behind the organisation of the Buddhist community, how that has changed over time, and the benefits there would be in returning to the Buddha’s original intentions. Along the way the talk takes into consideration the original organisation of the Sanghas, their relationships internall...
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, History, Sangha, Women
Downloads: 124
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Right Livelihood
Bhante Anandajoti giving a Dhamma Talk on the subject of Right Livelihood on April 3rd 2009
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 63
[audio]Analysis of Conditional Origination - Anandajoti bhikkhu

Keywords: Theravada, Abhidhamma, Conditional Origination, Dependent Origination
[audio]The Discourse about Mindfulness related to the Body - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Majjhimanikaya of the Pali Canon which contains many of the same meditation as the Ways of Attending to Mindfuless discourse, but with a different ending concerning the Absorptions (Jhana), with some beautiful similies at the end.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 426
[audio]Episodes from the Life of the Buddha - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Translations from the Vinayapiṭaka of the Pāḷi Canon. I will add to this collection as and when I get the opportunity.
Keywords: Vinaya; Dhamma; Buddha
Downloads: 139
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Research into Rebirth
A talk about research into rebirth cases in Sri Lanka: the types of cases, their interpretation, and its relevance for meditation. Recorded in Singapore in 1992, it came at the end of his stay there in July of that year.
Keywords: Rebirth; Sri Lanka; Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 52
[audio]Buddhanīti Sangaho Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This collection of verses, made by one of the leading scholar-monks in Sri Lanka in the 20th century, is one of the most useful compiliations on the moral life of the layman that can be found. NOTE: this is the Pāḷi only reading of the text. If you want to hear the Pāḷi along with the translation please see Buddhist Wisdom Verses.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Virtue; Ethics; Wisdom
Downloads: 262
[audio]Ajahn Suthep: Introductory Talk at the One-Day Dynamic Meditation Retreat
Ajahn Suthep: Introductory Talk at the One-Day Dynamic Meditation Retreat held on March 1st 2009.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness
Downloads: 110
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Short Dhamma Talks - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Some short talks that were given at the Saturday dāna in the Vivekavana office in Berapit. They were given in English and translated into Mandarin, but the latter has been edited out. The quality of the recording is fairly poor, but the content is quite useful, so I decided to publish them here.
Keywords: Virtue; Right Speech; Rarities; Buddhism; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 178
[audio]Bhante Sujato: Talk on the Birth of Pleasure
Talk given by Bhante Sujato at Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple on Friday 2nd January 2009 on the topic the Birth of Pleasure.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Buddhism; Sensuality
Downloads: 131
[audio]Parayanavagga Chanted in Pali - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This is a reading of one of the earliest Buddhist texts, the Pārāyanavagga (The Way to the Beyond) in the Pāḷi Canonical language, which forms part 5 of the Suttanipāta (KN 5). The text falls into three clearly discernible sections. The first form the Vatthugāthā, the Introductory Verses; this is followed by the Pucchā, or Questions, in which are recorded, mainly in verse, 16 dialogues between the Buddha and a group of brāhmaṇa meditation masters; and thirdly, there is a fitting epil...
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 429
[audio]The Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasutta) - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A translation of The Discourse about the Great Emancipation (Mahaparinibbanasuttam) which forms the 16th discourse in the Long Collection (Digha Nikaya) of the Buddha's discourses. The story of the last year of the Buddha's life in told in detail in six chapters, which include his final instructions for the Community, and his painful last journey.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Buddha biography
Downloads: 451
[audio]Ven. Bodhicitta: Retreat Talks - Ven. Bodhicitta
A record of a 10-day retreat given by the Sri Lankan bhikkhuni Ven Bodhicitta in Kuala Lumpur in March 2012.
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Meditation; Mindfulness; Precepts
Downloads: 268
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Aspects of Meditation
Godwin gave this talk on various aspects of meditation in Singapore in the early 1990s.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 80
[audio]Bhante Mangala on Kamma and Fate (Audio Files)
All five talks that Bhante Mangala gave on the subject of Kamma and Fate in Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple in May/June 2009. The video recordings of the last four talks can be found here.
Keywords: Kamma; Karma; Dhamma; Dharma; Fate; Buddhism
Downloads: 186
[audio]The Duration of the Buddha Sasana - Bhikkhu Moneyya
In this impromptu talk Bhante talks about the decline of the Buddha's Sasana or dispensation and his hopes and aspirations for his monk's life. A personal reflection at Vesakha.
Keywords: Buddha, Sasana, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 193
[audio]The Discourse giving the Analysis of the Truths - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Middle Length collection of the Pali Canon in which Ven Sariputta offers an analysis of the Four Noble Truths.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 404
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: Talks on Loving-Kindness
Two talks on Loving-Kindness and a guided meditation on the subject from one og Sri Lanka's leading meditation teachers, Godwin Samararatne. They were recorded some time in 1992 during Godwin's annual visit to Singapore.
Keywords: Meditation; Mindfulness; Dhamma; Dharma; Awareness; Metta; Loving-Kindness
Downloads: 146
[audio]Complete Overnight Chanting in Taiping
Complete Overnight Chanting of the Paritta Discourses by the Brickfields Mahavihara in Taiping on Saturday/Sunday 5th/6th September 2009 as the culmination of the 120th Anniversary Celebrations of the Bodhi Lankarama Buddhist Temple.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Chanting; Protection; Pirit
Downloads: 578
[audio]The Discourse to Girimananda - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A Discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon, addressed to the monk Girimananda explaining 10 different types of meditation practice.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 452
[audio]The Second Discourse giving an Analysis of the Faculties - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The Buddha enumerates and then analyses the Five Faculties of Faith, Energy, Mindfulness, Concentration and Wisdom. From the Indriyasamyutta of the Pali Canon (SN 48.10).
Keywords: Mindfulness; Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 72
[audio]The Path to Heaven and Beyond - Ven. Bodhicitta
Ven. Bodhicitta gave the first of these talks on International Bhikkhuni Day, September 29th, 2012 at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society in Penang, Malaysia. The rest of the talks were given in the following weeks as she elaborated on the subject, and explained it in a methodical way. The talks discuss the worthy aims a Buddhist should have, the various realms one can be born into, how one gets to them, and encourages everyone to strive for Awakening, rather than rebirth.
Keywords: Buddhism, Dhamma, Dharma, Meditation, Mindfulness
Downloads: 427
[audio]Bhante Anandajoti: Dhamma Talk on New Year's Day - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
This talk was recorded on January 1st at the Vivekavana Office in Berapit, but is relevant also for any New Year's Day, including the Chinese so I am posting it today. The talk begins by reflecting on the past year and encouraging people to remember their good deeds, and then also to make a strong determination for the coming year to keep precepts and develop further their spiritual life. The talk ends with a chanting of the Mettasutta, Abhayaparitta and blessing chants, which is followed by sha...
Keywords: Dhamma; Dharma; Kamma; Karma; Chanting
Downloads: 88
[audio]The First Discourse on the Bases for Talk - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Anguttara Nikaya of the Pali Canon on the right and wrong bases for talk.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 349
[audio]Nalinika's Story, Jataka 526 - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A story of the Buddha's former life. An improbable story about the seduction of an innocent boy who was brought up in isolation from women, while his Father, the Bodhisatta, is away in the forest.
Keywords: Buddha; Bodhisatta; Bodhisattva; Jataka
Downloads: 327
[audio]The Buddha's Journey from Uruvilva to Rsipatana - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The translation that follows is from a section of the Sanskrit text, the Mahavastu (Great Story) dealing with the period after Lord Buddha left the area where he had attained Awakening until he arrives at the place where he will give his first recorded teachings.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Awakening
Downloads: 267
[audio]The Long Discourse Giving Advice to Rahula - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A discourse from the Middle Length Collection (Majjhima Nikaya) of the Pali Canon in which the Buddha gives advice to his son Rahula on the subject of meditation.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse; Meditation
Downloads: 414
[audio]The Asokan Missions - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
A reading of the first translation of the Extended Mahāvaṁsa chapters XII-XIV, which describe the missions sent out during King Asoka's time to bring the Dhamma to the outlying districts and countries. Text can be found here. There is also a video about Asoka and the Missions here.
Keywords: Asoka, Buddhism, Buddhist History, Sri Lanka, Mahinda
Downloads: 214
[audio]Madame Albers Poem: Buddha - Madame A Christina Albers
A short poem of less than 400 lines by Madame A Christina Albers outlining the Life of the Buddha including his parinibbana told in ten chapters written in simple but poetic English. Read by the writer and translator Anandajoti Bhikkhu
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma
Downloads: 253
[audio]เทศน์ มหาชาติ - พระวรัตม์ คมฺภีรปญฺโญ นรสิงห์
A reading of a Thai translation of the Vessantara Jataka by Phra Warat Gambhīrapañño Norasingha, recorded at Wat Kasattrathirat Voravihan, Ayutthaya, Thailand on 13th November 2012.
Keywords: Vessantara Jataka, Wetsandon Jataka, Jataka, Dhamma, Dharma
Downloads: 146
[audio]Ven Bodhicitta: Is Bhikkhuni Ordination Against The Buddha's Teaching - Ven. Bhikkhuṇī Bodhicitta
The Sri Lankan bhikkhuṇī Ven. Bodhicitta discusses whether the recent reintroduction of the bhikkhuṇī ordination in the Theravāda Buddhist tradition is against the Buddha's Teaching or intentions. The talk was recorded at Mahindarama, Penang, as part of a tour organised by the Supprt Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore in February 2012.
Keywords: Bhikkhunis, Dhamma, Dharma, Nuns, Ordination, Buddhist History, Buddhism
Downloads: 242
[audio]The Discourse that set the Dhamma Wheel Rolling - Anandajoti Bhikkhu
The first discourse of the Buddha from the Pali Canonical source. The discourse describes the Four Noble Truths with the Eightfold Path, the first Awakening and the Gods rejoicing.
Keywords: Buddha; Dhamma; Dharma; Sutta; Sutra; Discourse
Downloads: 633
[audio]Godwin Samararatne: A Guided Meditation on Non-Self
Godwin gives a guided meditation intended to lead the listener to an experience of the non-self nature of existence, and gives a short talk on the subject afterwards.
Keywords: Meditation; Dhamma; Dharma; Mindfulness
Downloads: 250
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